Bracketology: Baylor New #1 Seed, Cincy Back In

    
January 3rd, 2012

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As always, the field below is a prediction of what the committee would do as things stand today, not what they should do. This is done by taking into account standings, polls, computer rankings, and the committee's historical biases. Check out the follow up Bubble Watch for rankings and standings of teams on the NCAA Tournament Bubble

 

Notes:

Arrows indicate how many seeds a team has moved up or down since the previous update. Teams in Green are new to the field today. Teams in CAPS have locked up a bid. **=Projected Conference Champs

 

 

 

ONE

Syracuse**

Kentucky**

North Carolina

Baylor**

 

TWO

Duke**

UCONN

Ohio State**

Missouri

 

 

THREE

Georgetown

Indiana

Michigan St

Louisville

 

FOUR

Marquette

Michigan

UNLV**

Florida

 

FIVE

Kansas

Wisconsin

Virginia

Kansas St

 

SIX

Harvard**

Gonzaga

Mississippi St

Murray St**

 

SEVEN

San Diego St

Creighton**

Alabama

Purdue

 

EIGHT

California**

Saint Louis**

Saint Mary's** 

Illinois

 

NINE

Texas

West Virginia

Seton Hall

Stanford

 

TEN

New Mexico

Wichita St

Xavier

Vanderbilt

 

ELEVEN

Southern Miss**

Temple

Pittsburgh

Virginia Tech

 

TWELVE

Ohio**

Iona**

Arizona

Minnesota

 

THIRTEEN + 2

Middle Tennessee**

VCU**

Cincinnati Florida St

Northwestern / Marshall

 

FOURTEEN

Belmont**

Cleveland St**

Long Beach**

Nevada**

 

FIFTEEN

Charleston**

South Dakota St**

Robert Morris**

Weber St**

 

SIXTEEN + 2

Lehigh**

Norfolk St**

Campbell** / Texas Southern**

Lamar** / Albany**

 

 

Last In: Marshall, Florida St, Northwestern, Cincinnati

 

First Out: Memphis, BYU, Oklahoma, St. Joseph's

Further Four: Dayton, Northern Iowa, Ole Miss, Washington

 

Dropped Out Of Field (at-large): Northern Iowa, Texas A&M

New (at-large): Cincinnati, Vanderbilt

 

 

Conference Bids

- Multiple Bid Leagues

 

Big East - 9

Big Ten - 9

ACC - 5

Big 12 - 5

SEC - 5

A-10 - 3

MWC - 3

Pac-12 - 3

CUSA - 2

MVC - 2

WCC - 2

------------------- (20 one-bid leagues)

 

League Leaders/Winners (31)

- #1 projected team for now.

- New leaders in green

 

America East - Albany
A-10 - St Louis
ACC - Duke
Atlantic Sun - Belmont
Big 12 - Baylor
Big East - Syracuse
Big Sky - Weber St
Big South - Campbell
Big Ten - Ohio St
Big West - Long Beach
CAA - VCU
Conference USA - Southern Miss
Horizon - Cleveland St
Ivy - Harvard
MAAC - Iona
MAC - Ohio
MEAC - Norfolk St
MVC - Creighton
MWC - UNLV
Northeast - Robert Morris
Ohio Valley - Murray St
Pac-12 - California
Patriot - Lehigh
SEC - Kentucky
Southern - Charleston
Southland - Lamar
SWAC - Texas Southern
Summit - South Dakota St
Sun Belt - Middle Tennessee
WAC - Nevada
WCC - St. Mary's

 

Check out the companion Bubble Watch for a more in-depth look at teams on the NCAA Bubble.